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Behrami ruled out for six months

Valon Behrami
Behrami joined West Ham from Lazio in the summer

West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami has been ruled out for six months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

The 23-year-old midfielder was injured during the 1-0 victory over Manchester City on 1 March at Upton Park.

Behrami had surgery in Italy on Tuesday and is expected back in London next week to complete his rehabilitation.

The Switzerland international has made 27 appearances for West Ham since his arrival from Lazio in the summer, scoring two goals for the Hammers.

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see also
West Ham 1-0 Man City
01 Mar 09 |  Premier League
West Ham sign Lazio star Behrami
23 Jul 08 |  West Ham

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